Energy Performance Contract Vote
An Energy Performance Contract (EPC) was negotiated with Con Edison Solutions to make our
facilities more energy efficient. The EPC is a budget-neutral approach to make building
improvements that reduce energy and increase operational efficiency.
This means that there will be NO additional cost to the taxpayer.
Why the vote matters
This vote is not to approve the EPC. Rather it is to request the New York State Department of
Education to provide Greenburgh Central School District 10% in Building Aid as part of the
EPC. This translates into approximately $ 2M in State aid from the State to upgrade our facilities.
What is in the EPC?
The EPC is valued at $21M in improvements for the School District. These improvements include:
- Upgrading interior and exterior lighting
- Installing solar panels on the roof of Highview Elementary School
- Installing a carport solar system and Battery Energy Storage System at the Woodlands MHS
- Installing direct digital controls and new energy management systems.
- Installing or reinstating natural gas services.
- Improving air handlers, replacing and rebuilding rooftop units for fresh air intake.
- Installing new water heaters in all schools and new boilers in some schools.
- Installing software and time controls to District computers and air conditioning units.
How is the EPC funded?
The project will be funded by energy savings on utility bills, rebates from NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, and state aid from New York State.
In the legally binding agreement, Con Edison Solutions guarantees the school district will
save money via the EPC. If the School district does not save what is predicted, Con Edison
Solutions will be responsible to reimburse the district for any difference in cost savings.
When will the vote happen?
The School District will hold a vote on Tuesday, January 17th at the Woodlands MHS Gymnasium. Polls will be open from 7 AM until 9 PM.